June 17th, 2010
05:29 PM ET

America Ferrera engaged to longtime beau

“Ugly Betty” may be gone, but fans of America Ferrera still have a reason to celebrate: The former star of the quirky ABC show is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams, CNN has confirmed.

The actress first met Williams at the University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film, according to People (awww).

Ferrera, 26, was spotted wearing the ring as she walked the red carpet at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland Wednesday.


Filed under: Celebrities
June 17th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

A walk down Oprah's generosity lane

The Hearst and Harpo job boards have undoubtedly gotten a workout since news broke yesterday that Oprah Winfrey had given her magazine staff perhaps one of the best gifts a boss can give these days: iPads, leather carrying cases, and – clearly the best part of the present – checks for $10,000.

While that kind of generosity is jaw-dropping in an economy where just holding onto a job can be difficult, let alone getting a tidy lump sum from the boss, Winfrey’s staff is likely used to it.

Back in 2005, Winfrey unloaded checks for $5,000 on her magazine staff to celebrate what was then the publication’s 5th anniversary. That same year, Winfrey took her staff on an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Filed under: Celebrities
June 17th, 2010
04:35 PM ET

'Toy Story 3' dominating ticket sales

The box office loves kids.

A week after Jaden Smith smashed the box office with “The Karate Kid,” Disney's “Toy Story 3” is already dominating ticket sales on Fandango.com.

The threequel to 1995’s “Toy Story” represents 67 percent of the ticket sales on the online retailer, followed by the “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and moviegoers who still haven’t gotten enough of “Karate Kid," according to a statement from Fandango.

"Toy Story 3" opens this weekend along with "Jonah Hex," starring Megan Fox and Josh Brolin and "Cyrus" with Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei.


Filed under: movies
June 17th, 2010
03:41 PM ET

Rihanna’s next album will ‘Thrill’ you

Talk about high standards.

For Rihanna’s next album, Def Jam A&R exec Bu Thiam is expecting the Barbadian pop star to pull off a record of legendary proportions.

“I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers,” Thiam said in a blog post on Vibe.com. “Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’”

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
June 17th, 2010
01:55 PM ET

Kate Gosselin dating show? Not happening

Kate Gosselin may be single and open to mingling - she told People in January that she wasn't "ruling out" finding someone new after her divorce - but that doesn't mean she's getting her own dating show.

A report in Life & Style suggests that Gosselin has been "working on a deal to do a new reality dating series on ABC," and could possibly end up as the next "Bachelorette."

It's not the first time rumors of Gosselin heading to ABC to find herself a man have emerged - “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that people have asked him about the possibility of Gosselin becoming the next "Bachelorette" as well.

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June 17th, 2010
01:53 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Tori Spelling's weighty issue

There is a whole slew of big celebrity stories today that "Showbiz Tonight" is investigating.

First up, is TLC's Kate Gosselin shopping around for her own dating show? "Showbiz Tonight" is getting to the bottom of this new report and whether or not there is any truth to it, but I gotta ask, would a dating show featuring Kate be such a bad idea?

"Showbiz Tonight" will also be premiering a bombshell investigative report: Is Gaga the next Queen of Pop or just a provocative knock off of Madonna? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but can you build a whole career on that premise?

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